Italy has achieved world renown in many fields – its cuisine, its art and its antiquity, as the hub of the former Roman Empire. The Roman embrace of Christianity enabled it to grow from a small localised faith into one of the world’s great religions.
TLM has been active in Italy since 1968, when a committee of volunteers started working to make the Mission known. Over the years, the Waldensian church in north Italy has been especially influential in encouraging Italians to care actively for people affected by leprosy. After some challenges in recent years, the team has made a new start and is working to add people to the committee. New people will bring new ideas, opportunities to work with new media, and initiatives to gain support from people living in different Italian regions. TLM Italy is working closely with TLM Scotland sharing information and resources that will enable them, together, to support TLM’s projects in Bangladesh.
TLM Italy’s secretary is Pietro Francesco Matino. In 2017 the team contributed over £40,000 to TLM’s programmes in Bangladesh.